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Every week we reach hundreds of thousands of people through placing arguments in the media in support of the principles we stand for. No other advocacy group in the country does as much as we do to promote support for policies that defend your right, and that of your community, to make decisions about your own life free from counter-productive government interference.

Here’s why mining still matters if SA is to thrive - Biznews

18 March 2019 - It is a matter of considerable urgency that the present malaise in the mining industry is decisively addressed, through policy measures that radically simplify laws and ease regulations, that evolve empowerment principles to reduce economic drag, that lower the tax burden, and that significantly improve labour flexibility. Mining still matters. South Africa needs the mining industry not just to survive, but to thrive.

The ANC+ and its amazing hold upon the electorate - Politicsweb

18 March 2019 - At first glance, the African National Congress (ANC) should be alarmed that its national support has dropped from a peak of 69.8% in the 2004 general election to 54.7% in the latest opinion poll published by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). A closer look suggests that those who think the ANC has been in power quite long enough are the ones who should really be alarmed.

IRR survey reveals universal voter dissatisfaction with ANC government delivery - IRR

17 March 2019 - The ANC national government has a negative net satisfaction score among all voters on all of six core issues – Economic Growth, Crime; Education; Healthcare; Corruption; and Land Reform – but is rated as the party best placed to deliver on five of them, the exception being fighting corruption, which a majority of voters believe the EFF would be best at.

Letter: A civil debate - Businesslive

15 March 2019 - Free speech, as the Stellenbosch debate proved, is the boldest gesture of SA optimism. Linde’s impulse to curb freedom is the first condition of pessimism.

Why pick on Israel? - South African Jewish Report

14 March 2019 - Israel is a particular target. It is, after all, where various strains of anti-Western thinking – “revolutionary”, “anti-imperialist”, anti-capitalist, Arab nationalist and Islamist (not to mention standard anti-Semitism, in some cases) – intersect as they seldom do elsewhere.

Letter: Bonkers polling? - Businesslive

14 March 2019 - All of what Everatt says about the IRR’s poll is wrong, and frankly suggests he has no idea what constitutes best polling practice these days.

The Eskom disaster - Politicsweb

13 March 2019 - As energy calamity looms over South Africa, angry voices from competing ideologies and interests – from capitalists, socialists, trade unions and greens – are hurling abuse and blame at each other. They are mainly wrong.

Letter: Trengove's meltdown - Businesslive

13 March 2019 - Advocate Wim Trengove’s proposals to the ad hoc parliamentary committee charged with crafting a constitutional amendment to allow expropriation without compensation (EWC) are damaging, naive and often mistaken on the law.

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